The Ryanair cabin crew strike continues to affect airports and travelers in Spain. This Wednesday, until 9 a.m., there is nine flights canceled there 42 delayswith the highest incidence at Barcelona-El Prat airport, according to data from the airline’s USO union.
Of the nine suspended flights, six are concentrated in Barcelona, with connections to Brussels, Milan and London. In addition, two flights with connections between Madrid and Palma de Mallorca have also been canceled, in addition to a connection between Malaga and Düsseldorf.
Of the 42 delays, 14 correspond to departures and 28 to arrivals. The most affected airport is Barcelonawith 4 departures and 6 arrivals, followed by Madrid (four departures and four arrivals) and Málaga (three departures and five arrivals). Links have also been delayed in Palma de Mallorca (one departure and four arrivals) and in Seville and Valencia, with three arrivals affected at each airport.
In Alicante two flights were delayed, one departure and one arrival, and in Ibiza it affected two arrivals. Fewer incidents were generated in Santiago de Compostela, with an affected exit, and in Girona, where there is no connection to incidents.
This Tuesday, the Ryanair crew strike started four canceled flights and 213 delays.
The airline’s crews are summoned to new strike days this week, precisely from this Monday, July 25, until Thursday, July 28. USO and Sitcpla unions demand that Ryanair negotiate a collective agreement which includes “dignified working conditions and under Spanish law for its workers”.
Strikes announced from August 8 to January 7
The unions have called five more months of strike. Thus announced new 24 hour stops, From Monday to Thursdayfrom next August 8 until January 7 of 2023, due to the refusal of management to engage in any dialogue with them, according to what they denounce.
Among its demands, the application of the legal minima of Spanish labor and trade union legislation to all cabin crew who provide their services on Ryanair aircraft and in the 10 Spanish bases stands out.
This is explained by application of fundamental labor rights, which, according to him, cannot be negotiated, such as 22 working days of annual leave, 14 public holidays and compliance with the law on the prevention of occupational risks. In addition, also the granting of legal guardianship rights, the specification and reduction of working hours, and the payment of pre-pandemic salary levels, as decided – they assure – the National Court in a sentence.
They also claim the immediate reinstatement of the 11 dismissed workers in previous appeals in June and July, and the suspension and closing of all open sanction cases against around 100 workers due to the previous stoppages.